On April 15 2020, Fujitsu Limited verified that the results of a joint field trial with the Japan Coast Guard to predict vessel collisions with AI technology were successful.
Specifically, the company’s AI technology will be used to detect collision risks early and mitigate the danger of such accidents.
In April 2020, Fujitsu will boost its business structure in safe navigation support, promoting the use of this technology in marine traffic control and offering safe navigation support services for marine traffic control and operating vessels.
Moreover, the technology is able to detect near misses between vessels and predict areas where collision risks are concentrated in the Tokyo Bay.
By applying this technology to the Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system used in maritime traffic control operations, Fujitsu has confirmed that it can contribute to the risk prevention of vessels and improve maritime traffic safety.
Overall, the trial in Japan marine traffic control were implemented from December 2019 to March 2020 at the Tokyo Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center, which offers navigation support services, under an outsourcing contract with the Japan Coast Guard.